Solanum americanum Mill.

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Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

Solanum americanum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aberfoyle, EH Tea Estates, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Solanum nigrum sensu auctt.
Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Common names: American black nightshade (English) Glossy nightshade (English)
Status: Native?
Derivation of specific name: americanum: American
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 September 2013

Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 81 - 82.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 79.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 106.

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Flora of Botswana: Solanum americanum
Flora of Malawi: Solanum americanum
Flora of Mozambique: Solanum americanum
Flora of Zambia: Solanum americanum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solanum americanum
African Plant Database: Solanum americanum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solanum americanum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solanum americanum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Solanum americanum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Solanum americanum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solanum americanum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Solanum americanum
iNaturalist: Solanum americanum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solanum americanum
JSTOR Plant Science: Solanum americanum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Solanum americanum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solanum americanum
Plants of the World Online: Solanum americanum
Tropicos: Solanum americanum
Wikipedia: Solanum americanum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Solanum americanum., retrieved 29 March 2023

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